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SHAW, Vernon W. Jr.

SHAW, Vernon W. Jr.

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  • Name SHAW, Vernon W. 
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born 28 Aug 1941  Elkader, Clayton, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 24 Jan 2009  Peoria, Maricopa, Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 31 Jan 2009  Arlington, Fayette, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    WAC 12 Dec 2014  SGEOR Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Person ID I36124  Joseph Smith Sr and Lucy Mack Smith
    Last Modified 19 Aug 2021 

    Father SHAW, Vernon W. Sr. ,   b. 21 Sep 1918, Elkader, Clayton, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 May 1994, Elkader, Clayton, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother MANSON, Beulah ,   b. 15 Oct 1917, Arlington, Fayette, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 2001, Fayette, Decatur, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 29 Dec 1940  Fayette, Decatur, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Joseph Smith Senior's Children compiled by Harry D. Galley p. 99
    Family ID F20188  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family STROSCHEIN, Karen Mae ,   b. 7 Aug 1944, Monona, Clayton, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jan 1996, Arlington, Fayette, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Married 1 Aug 1964  Garnavillo, Clayton, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Joseph Smith Senior's Children compiled by Harry D. Galley p. 109
    Children 
    +1. SHAW, Sherry ,   b. 4 Dec 1964, Cedar Rapids, Linn, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 May 2018, St. Louis City, St. Louis, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
    +2. Living
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    Last Modified 25 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F20178  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Violet 'Irene' Shaw
    Vernon Shaw Jr..JPG
    Vernon Shaw in Navy.jpg

  • Notes 
    • Visitation: 3 to 7 PM January 30, 2009 at Leonard Funeral Home - Elkader , IA Funeral Service: 11:00 AM January 31, 2009 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Volga , IA Interment: , at To be held at a later date Vernon W. Shaw Jr., 67, died January 24th, 2009 from complications of Q Fever (Respiratory Failure).

      Vernon Jr., son of Vernon and Beula (Manson) Shaw was born Aug. 28, 1941 at Elkader , Iowa . He attended Elkader and Arlington schools. He worked in his father’s and Pete Bachtell’s gas station and for local farmers. In August 1959 he entered the Navy serving as an Electrician aboard the Diesel submarine U.S.S Sabalo SS302- Pearl Harbor .

      In 1964, Vernon married Karen Mae Stroschein at St. Joseph in Garnavillo , Iowa . Vern was a parts man / truck salesman for International Harvester Company (IHC) Cedar Rapids until 1968, when he joined Link Belt Cranes and Excavator in Cedar Rapids . From service man he became Service Manager, Sales Manger, Director, and then VP/General Manager. Vern and Karen returned to Northeast Iowa in 1989, living on their farm between Arlington and Volga . He started Gra/ey Market LTD, a corporation he served as President and Chairman of the Board. Vernon enjoyed being with other people, spending quiet time in his timber, golfing, and living in Northeast Iowa .

      Vern served on the Elkader Hospital Board, was a trustee at Sacred Heart in Volga , was a Board of Director at Link Belt and often worked with young local farmers. In later years, Vern enjoyed working conservation on his land. This included switch grass, tree plantings, wild flowers, and just about anything that saved soil and gave the wildlife and fish a place to live. He worked on farm and timber conservation, giving conservation easements to Iowa Natural Heritage to protect natural resources for future generations. He had a great life with family, friends, work and church. He lived in Iowa , Hawaii , Montreal/Quebec ( Canada ), New Hampshire , Illinois , Michigan and Kentucky , he also traveled extensively all over the world.

      Mr. Shaw is survived by daughters: Sherry Whitford of St. Peters, MO, Christi Shaw-Sarubbi of Lebanon, NJ and Shelley Shaw of Chicago, IL; Grandchildren Emily and Wesley Whitford, and Christian Shaw-Sarubbi; Sisters: Beatrice Johansen, Littleton, IA and Delores “Tootie” Duckett, Fairbank, IA. His wife of 31 years, Karen (Stroschein) Shaw who passed away Jan. 31, 1996 was the love of his life. He is most proud of Karen and his 3 daughters and 3 grandchildren, he loves them very much. Vern also leaves behind his friend and partner of 2 years Sandi Nelsen whom he loved and cherished through his later years. Memorials may be directed to Central Community Hospital , 901 Davidson St. NW , Elkader , IA 52043 , in memory of Vernon and Karen Shaw. Joseph Smiths' Children, compiled January 2000, by Harry D. Galley 1216 - 19 1/2 Ave Rock Island, Illinois, 61201 PAGE 21-22 Joseph Smith Senior's Children compiled by Harry D. Galley p. 99, 109 In 1996, he was living at R. R. #1 Arlington, Iowa 50606 Ph 319-767-3092 Address: 10023 Bell Road, Arlington, Iowa